The Words are Pictures blog

“This is not a book full of facts. Nor is it a book full of advice. It’s a book full of opinions, and confusion between those three is how a lot of these problems begin…”

The opening sentence of my very first book!

I’d always wanted to write a book. So, I wrote one. The alternative being to not write one, which would have been very lazy. The result, 160 pages later, is ‘Popular Lies About Graphic Design’ and it will be available, happily, just in time for Christmas. In fact, it’s now available for pre-order here on Amazon for those in the USA. Rest of the world, patience please.

Drawing on my ten years experience, it tackles lighter subjects such as design fetishists, Helvetica’s neutrality and ‘urgent’ briefs, alongside discussions on more worthy topics such as the validity of design education, the supposed death of print, client relationships and…

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